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GMWEA initiated Water Quality Day in 2014 to remind Vermont citizens and policymakers of the crucial role that drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater management plays in their way of life -- and to honor the boots-on-the-ground professionals who make the miracle happen 24/7/365. 


In May, 2019, look for this sign -- it signals a facility that's hosting a free open house or tours on Water Quality Day:

It's official! Governor Peter Shumlin proclaimed the first Water Quality Day as an annual day of acknowledgment in 2014; Governor Phil Scott continued the tradition. In 2019, GMWEA is pleased to present Water Quality Day on May 30.


To raise public awareness of working water, GMWEA coordinates a number of events and activities on Water Quality Day:

  • Press releases and advisories
  • Letters to legislators and State agency staff
  • Announcements to municipal staff
  • Public tours of water, wastewater, and stormwater facilities throughout Vermont, providing technical assistance to participing facilities with signage, Water Quality Day hats, posters, and local press announcements.
  • A coordinated letters-to-the-editor campaign and announcements to public school prinicpals and teachers throughout Vermont.


Interested in hosting a facility tour?  Want to visit a water, wastewater, or stormwater facility?  Contact Daniel Hecht, GMWEA's executive director, to sign up or help locate your nearest facility: dan.hecht@gmwea.org.

When I turn on the tap, where does it come from?  Where does it go when I flush?  Good questions!  Find out on May 30, 2019!

Water Quality Day